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Here's what I don't get: this whole controversy over contraception

I would think the bean counters at all these insurance companies would be all over this and have been giving Birth Control away years ago. It would save the companies millions because they wouldn't have to pay for the healtcare of those children.

This country is so twisted, everything is about greed except the unborn, and they are more protected than the Commander in Chief.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 7, 2012, 04:37 PM (13 replies)

'Time of my life': Last known WWI veteran dies at 110

Born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London in 1901, she joined Women's Royal Air Force in September at age of 17

LONDON — Florence Green, the world's last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.

Briar House Care Home in King's Lynn, England, said Green died Saturday, two weeks before her 111th birthday.

Born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London on Feb. 19, 1901, she joined the Women's Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17.

She went to work as a waitress in the officers' mess at RAF Marham in eastern England, and was serving there when the war ended in November 1918.

Green remembered her wartime service with affection.


Frank Buckles, the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, has died. He was 110.

Buckles, who also survived being a civilian POW in the Philippines in World War II, died peacefully of natural causes early Sunday at his home in Charles Town, biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said in a statement. Buckles turned 110 on Feb. 1 and had been advocating for a national memorial honoring veterans of World War I in Washington, D.C.

Buckles lied about his age to join the army at age 16. The Missouri native was among nearly 5 million Americans who served in World War I in 1917 and 1918.


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 7, 2012, 01:51 PM (3 replies)

Romney’s minimum wage proposal sparks conservative backlash

Romney’s minimum wage proposal sparks conservative backlash — Steve Forbes: ‘He’s still very defensive about his own wealth’

Mitt Romney's position on the minimum wage has some on the right sounding the alarm about his candidacy--and it could expose a dangerous fault line between Romney and some of the Republican Party's most reliable backers.

Romney said last week that he supports regular increases in the minimum wage to keep pace with inflation, a position he took as a candidate for president in 2008. Six years before that, as a candidate for Massachusetts governor, Romney supported linking automatic increases in the state's minimum wage to inflation. "I haven't changed my thoughts on that," he told reporters.

Indexing the minimum wage to inflation is a goal of many labor-backed groups and liberal Democrats, who say it would help millions of working people. In recent years, Republicans, backed by their allies in the business community, have opposed such efforts, arguing that raising the minimum wage would reduce employment. Some on the right have come out against the very concept of a minimum wage.

Romney's comments have caused concern among conservatives inside and outside the party.

"It goes to show he's still very defensive about his own wealth," Steve Forbes, the publishing magnate who made his own bids for the presidency in 1996 and 2000, told Yahoo News. "All it does is give the base another reason to be unenthusiastic about him."

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 7, 2012, 12:38 PM (17 replies)

Romeny is a robot

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 6, 2012, 10:59 AM (5 replies)

Republican Congressman Vows To Kill Child Labor Regulations

Denny Rehberg, GOP Congressman And Senate Hopeful, Blasts Child Labor Regulations

WASHINGTON -- In a speech expounding on the rift between rural America and Washington D.C., Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) vowed Thursday to use his funding powers to stop the Obama administration from implementing new child-labor rules pertaining to agricultural work, accusing the "urban" Labor Department of meddling in a "rural" industry it doesn't understand.

"This is one of those situations where I think the Department of Labor is overstepping its boundaries, its knowledge base, and frankly I think you're sitting around watching reruns of "Blazing Saddles" and that's your interpretation of what goes on in the West," Rehberg, who holds the Labor Department's purse strings for the House of Representatives, said as he lectured a labor official during a hearing Thursday. "And it's not anymore."

Last year, the Labor Department proposed new rules governing what kinds of potentially dangerous tasks minors can and cannot perform on farms and in grain facilities. Although child and worker advocates said the new rules were long overdue, the proposals created an uproar among farmers and agricultural trade groups, who argued that the rules could hurt family-farming traditions.

Although the original proposals largely exempted family farms, the Labor Department bowed yesterday to the farming industry, further widening the exemptions it had already put forward. But that didn't stop Rehberg and GOP members of the House agriculture subcommittee from piling on the department Thursday, using the hearing as an opportunity to put forth their rural bona fides


These monsters want to return to sweat shops
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Feb 3, 2012, 06:44 AM (0 replies)

TOON: Romney's Gift to Democrats

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:55 PM (0 replies)

Ohio bill would rais speed limits and outlaw Left Lane Squatters

Not passing? Get out of left lane, bill says

Look out, left-lane lollygaggers: Life in the fast lane might get a little less comfortable.

A new bill in the Ohio House proposing to increase the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 also would make staying in the left lane generally illegal unless drivers are exiting or passing slower vehicles.

House Bill 395 will have its first hearing on Tuesday.

Current Ohio law requires drivers to use the right or center lanes, with a number of exceptions. The proposed legislation essentially would limit the leeway of left-lane users to mosey down the interstates.

Accordingly, motorists would not be permitted to travel in the left-hand lane except when exiting, passing or allowing other vehicles to enter the right lane, or when existing road conditions would make driving a vehicle in the right lane unsafe.

About time someone kicks the squatters in the ass.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:37 AM (7 replies)

Iconic skier's death points out U.S. health gap

Since the death of Canadian skier Sarah Burke in January, fans and supporters from around the world have donated over $300,000 – more than enough to cover the massive U.S. medical bill generated by efforts to save her.

The outpouring of grief for Burke and the influx of funds are a tribute to a young woman who was a pioneer and legend in her sport. The need for a fundraiser — to help her grieving family avert bankruptcy — was viewed by some Canadians and U.S. observers as a condemnation of the U.S. health care system.

"The irony is that had the accident occurred in Canada… her care would have been covered because, unlike the U.S., Canada has a system of universal coverage," wrote Wendell Potter, an insurance executive-turned-whistleblower who writes for iWatch at the Center for Public Integrity. "No one in Canada finds themselves in that predicament, nor do they face losing their homes as many Americans do when they become critically ill or suffer an injury..."

Burke, who died at 29, was on skis by age five, and pursuing a professional skiing career before she left high school. She pioneered women’s halfpipe skiing and was instrumental in getting the event included in the X-Games, according to a profile in Sportsnet magazine of Canada.


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 31, 2012, 07:02 AM (26 replies)

Is The Donald running?

Just on Face The Nation, Trump may run if he doesn't like the nominee.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 29, 2012, 10:34 AM (7 replies)

Santorum: Obama wants Americans to go to college to become indoctrinated

With all the news being focused on Newt and Mittens, he had to say something bold to get his name back in the news:

Rick Santorum accused President Obama of wanting Americans to go to colleges and universities that will indoctrinate them to be liberals.

"It's no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go college," Santorum said Wednesday in Florida, according to CBS News. "The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination. If it was the other way around, the ACLU would be out there making sure there wasn't one penny of government dollars going to colleges and universities, right?"

"If they teach radical secular ideology, they get all the government support that they can possibly give them," Santorum continued. "Because, you know, 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it."

Santorum's comments continue down a route of attack on Obama he's taken in the past, accusing the president of saying every American has to go to college.


Video here: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2012/01/25/bts-santorum-colleges-against-faith.cnn

No! Ricky, that is Education not indoctrination.
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 27, 2012, 12:26 PM (40 replies)
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